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Money for nothing: one man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions

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This wry and funny memoir tells the story of America's addiction to gambling from an astonishing angle. At age twenty-six, broke and knee-deep in gambling debt, Ed Ugel serendipitously landed a job as a salesman for The Firm, a company that offered up-front cash to lottery winners in exchange for their gradually doled-out prize money. Ed made a lucrative living by taking advantage of lottery winners' weaknesses-weaknesses he knew all too well. As Ed saw the often hilarious, sometimes sad outcomes that occur when great wealth is dropped on ordinary people who rarely have the financial savvy to keep up with the lottery-winner lifestyle, he discovered that the American Dream looks a lot like a day at the casino. And like those lottery winners, Ed struggled to find a balance in his own life as his increasing success earned him a bigger and bigger salary.

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For the better part of a decade, Edward Ugel spent his time closing deals with lottery winners, making a lucrative and legitimate--if sometimes not-so-nice--living by taking advantage of their weaknesses . . . weaknesses that, as a gambler himself, he knew all too well.

In Money for Nothing, he explores the captivating world of lottery winners and shows us how lotteries and gambling have become deeply inscribed in every aspect of American life, shaping our image of success and good fortune. Money for Nothing is a witty, wise, and often outrageously funny account of high expectations and easy money.

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subject_facet Lottery winners -- United States
title_display Money for nothing : one man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions
title_full Money for Nothing One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions, Money for Nothing One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions, Money for nothing : one man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions / Edward Ugel
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title_sub one man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Business, Games, Lottery winners, Nonfiction